Attorneys Hunter and Johnson team up in new Godfrey practice

The Madison County Record Feb. 3, 2012, 4:57am

Johnson and Hunter

Local attorneys Christopher B. Hunter and Emily J. Johnson have joined together to form Hunter & Johnson, P.C., located in Godfrey.

Hunter and Johnson are licensed in Missouri and Illinois and provide legal services including: civil litigation, domestic relations, estate planning, unemployment appeals, real estate, business counseling and transactions, personal injury, workers compensation claims and municipal law.

Hunter, formerly of Roth Evans P.C. in Granite City, has served clients in the Alton-Godfrey area for more than 30 years. He retains his relationship of counsel with Salivar & Harms, LLP in St. Louis.

Hunter was also a member of the law firm of Farrell, Hunter, Hamilton & Julian, P.C. for 25 years.

He earned his Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law in 1978.

He has maintained an active practice in both Illinois and Missouri, concentrating in the areas of civil litigation, worker's compensation, general negligence, real estate, domestic relations, business litigation and transactional disputes. In addition, Hunter is a certified mediator actively serving as a mediator in domestic relations cases, real estate disputes and other civil litigation matters.

Hunter serves as an arbitrator for Madison County's Mandatory Arbitration Program. He has held various offices in the Madison County Bar Association, Alton-Wood River Bar Association and has served as a member of the Board for Oasis Women's Center since 2000.

Johnson (Vambaketes) began her career at Stobbs & Sinclair in Alton as an associate attorney in 2005. Johnson, a graduate of Marquette Catholic High School (1998), earned her B.A. in Economics from Washington University in 2002 and her Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University Law School in 2005.

In 2008, she started Johnson Law Firm, P.C. where she represented a variety of clients with their transactional and litigation needs.

Johnson has significant motion practice and trial experience in Madison County. She also serves as an arbitrator for Madison County's Mandatory Arbitration Program.

In June 2010, Johnson was appointed to serve as the Assistant Attorney for the Village of Godfrey where she provides legal counsel regarding all zoning matters.

Active in the Alton/Wood River Bar Association, Johnson was elected President for the year 2010. Additionally, she currently serves as the Vice President of the Junior League of Greater Alton.

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